The Department of Health has advised that telehealth services for the MedsCheck, Home Medicines Review and Residential Medication Management Review programs will continue until 31 December 2021.

At this time, these temporary measures will be reviewed again by the Department of Health to decide whether there is a need to continue the current telehealth arrangements further based on the progress of the pandemic.

Please note there have been no changes to the patient eligibility criteria or any other requirements in the relevant Program Rules.

It is the responsibility of providers to ensure that patients meet the telehealth eligibility criteria and to familiarise themselves with the requirements of delivering a medication review via telehealth, which are available on the PPA website.